Phi Beta Kappa

Dean Joan served as Secretary of the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for decades until she stepped down from that position in 2009


Phi Beta Kappa is the pre-eminent National Honor Society in the United States, recognizing excellent academic achievement in the tradition of learning in the Liberal Arts & Sciences.  Phi Beta Kappa was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary.  Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has evolved to become the nation's leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the Undergraduate level.  Phi Beta Kappa elects over 15,000 new members a year from 283 chapters across the United States. 

The Epsilon Chapter of California at the University of Southern California has been honoring outstanding junior and senior scholars in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences since the Chapter was founded in 1929.  Five to ten percent of arts and sciences undergraduates are honored by initiation to membership each spring.  Students are invited to membership upon study of grade point averages by the Executive Faculty Phi Beta Kappa Board.

Interested students may seek information regarding the USC chapter and its policies for the honor of membership in this prestigious academic honor society by clicking here.  
For more information about the national organization of Phi Beta Kappa, Click here.

Dean Joan with (from left) Dr. Arnold Dunn, Han Nguyen, Dean Joseph Aoun and Dr. Paul Knoll

Phi Beta Kappa Photo Album
If you would like to see many more photos from Dean Joan's involvement with Phi Beta Kappa, click on the image below and you'll be taken to our photo blog. There, you can peruse a gallery of photos, add your comments, and forward the photo to fri
ends and family. If you would like to add a photo of you with Dean Joan to this album, attach the photo to this email with your name and year.  Thank you.

 
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